Oceana County Michigan

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The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office is staffed by deputies and corrections officers 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

Sheriff Mast welcomes any citizen or visitor to reach out to him if they have any questions or concerns.  Sheriff Mast can be reached by e-mail by filling out the contact form below, social media, or in person.  If you would like to schedule an appointment with Sheriff Mast, please contact his executive assistant at (231) 873-6773.

Phone Directory

  • EMERGENCY – 911
  • Central Dispatch – (231) 869-5858 (24 Hour Non-Emergency Line)
  • Sheriff Main – (231) 873-2121
  • Jail Main – (231) 873-3967
  • Sheriff Fax – (231) 873-0154

If you would like to speak with a deputy or file a non-emergency report or complaint, you must contact our dispatch center.  Deputies are not dispatched from the sheriff’s office as they may not be the closest law enforcement officer to your house when you call.  Our dispatch center is located at Mason-Oceana 911.  The Mason-Oceana 911 center will process your request for police response and dispatch the closest patrol car.

Please also check out www.SMART911.com



The information below identifies firearms confiscated by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office pursuant of MCL 28.434 and MCL 750.239.

Notice of Public Disposal

**Effective 3/17/2020 Due to COVID restrictions certain services/programs of the sheriffs office have been affected. This affects the following areas:

Inmate Visitation. All inmate visitation must be done via off-site visitation. You can do off-site visitation seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.. Go to www.videovisitanywhere.com and sign up for “Remote Video”

Inmate Kiosk. Individuals needing to make deposits into loved ones accounts can do so in the lobby.  We encourage you to utilize the on-line web portal to do this by going to: www.expressaccount.com

Fingerprints. Anyone needing fingerprinting for CPL, employment, etc will need to schedule an appointment with the clerk. Please call 231-873-2121 to schedule.  For criminal prints.  If you have court ordered fingerprints, please call (231) 873-3967 to schedule an appointment for this to be completed.

**ALL fingerprints will be done by appointment only!

Inmate Services. All educational and spiritual programs will be temporarily suspended until further notice.

Purchase permits. All purchase permit processing is by appointment only. You may still choose to mail completed permits into our office by U.S. Mail.  Please call 231-873-2121 for more information.

SOR Registrations – SOR verification are being conducted.  If you have questions or concerns about your registration please contact Michigan State Police at; psors@michigan.gov or 517-241-1806.

We will have staff here to answer phones and answer questions that you may have. The phone at the front door is available 24 hours a day.


Thank you for your patience!
Sheriff Mast

Notary Public

Notary Public services are available for $10.00 during normal business hours.  Documents must not be signed until in the presence of the notary.

Civil Process

For all civil process and sheriff’s mortgage sale questions, please contact Ms. Vicki Hasty at (231) 873-6773 or via email at hastyv@oceanasheriff.net.


The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office does fingerprints for CCW, Employment, Applicants, liquor licensing, immigration, banking, etc., from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  The cost for prints is: $60.00.  Please bring the following:

  • Proper paperwork from the requesting entity.
  • Drivers license or other government issued identification.

We accept cash, credit cards and checks for payment.  If paying in cash, the exact amount is required.

* We no longer do “ink cards”.  If the entity requesting the prints, sends you with “ink cards” inquire with them ahead of time if “Livescan” prints will meet your needs.

CCW Applicants

There is no sheriff’s office fee for prints, however you must bring your paperwork and receipt from the County Clerk’s office in order to be printed.  (The county clerk’s fee includes fingerprints.)

Contact Sheriff’s Office


Craig Mast
Ryan Schiller

Oceana County Sheriff's Office

216 Lincoln Street
Hart, MI 49420
Phone: Sheriff (231) 873-2121
Phone: Jail (231) 873-3967
Fax: (231) 873-0154


Front Lobby:
Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday 8 AM - 4 PM
Livescan Fingerprinting:
Wednesday - Friday, 9 AM - 11 AM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Commissary kiosk in the lobby is available 24 hours a day.

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